By Chris Musillo

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the registration period for FY 2024 H-1B Cap will open on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at noon Eastern and will end on Friday, March 17, 2023, at noon Eastern. USCIS intends to notify selected registrants by March 31, 2023.

During the registration window, employers must register prospective H-1B beneficiaries online for the beneficiaries to be considered in the selection process. Registration requires minimal biographical information about each beneficiary and whether the beneficiary is eligible for the U.S. advanced degree cap.

Employers new to the H-1B Cap electronic registration process can create an H-1B Registrant account on myUSCIS beginning at noon Eastern on February 21. Employers who have an account for previous H-1B Cap electronic registration periods may use their existing account for the upcoming registration period. Each beneficiary registered will incur a nominal $10 fee due to USCIS.

Under U.S. immigration law, USCIS must select 65,000 H-1B workers for the regular cap and 20,000 H-1B workers for the advanced degree exemption (the master’s cap).

MU Law will be hosting a FREE webinar all about the H-1B Cap for our clients and friends on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 2PM Eastern. Learn more here.